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Two Girls
The Clan
Uncles
Aunts
A Belt and a Box
Uncle Alec's Room
A Trip to China
And what came of it
Phebe's Secret
Rose's Sacrifice
Poor Mac
"The Other Fellows"
Cosey Corner
A Happy Birthday
Ear-Rings
Bread and Button-Holes
Good Bargains
Fashion and Physiology
Brother Bones
Under The Mistletoe
A Scare
Something to do
Peace-Making
Which?

found to suit our honoured relatives." 

 

"Oh, me! how can I ever get on without Phebe? Couldn't she stay, 

just so I could see her? I'd pay her board rather than have her go, 

I'm so fond of her." 

 

How Dr. Alec laughed at that proposal, and how satisfied Rose 

was when he explained that Phebe was still to be her maid, with no 

duties except such as she could easily perform between 

school-hours. 

 

"She is a proud creature, for all her humble ways, and even from 

us would not take a favour if she did not earn it somewhere. So 

this arrangement makes it all square and comfortable, you see, and 

she will pay for the schooling by curling these goldilocks a dozen 

times a day if you let her." 

 

"Your plans are always so wise and kind! That's why they work so 

well, I suppose, and why people let you do what you like with 

them. I really don't see how other girls get along without an Uncle 

Alec!" answered Rose, with a sigh of pity for those who had 

missed so great a blessing. 

 

When Phebe was told the splendid news, she did not "stand on her 

head with rapture," as Charlie prophesied she would, but took it 

quietly, because it was such a happy thing she had no words "big 

and beautiful enough to thank them in," she said; but every hour of 

her day was brightened by this granted wish, and dedicated to the 

service of those who gave it. 

 

Her heart was so full of content that if overflowed in music, and 

the sweet voice singing all about the house gave thanks so blithely 

that no other words were needed. Her willing feet were never tired 


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